According to Bild’s chief reporter Christian Falk, Chelsea have made contact with the agents of Thomas Tuchel and Massimiliano Allegri as existing employer Frank Lampard deals with major pressure.

Chelsea have lost 4 of their last six Premier League video games, winning simply when versus Leeds and sharing the spoils with Aston Villa.

The specifically bad results against sides that were around them in the table like Everton and Villa might seriously hinder the west London side’s hopes of rising the table in the brief to medium term.

This has actually left Lampard under major hazard of the sack, per a damning report from the Athletic (subscription needed) that was released on-the-whistle of the defeat to Manchester City.

Falk reports that the five-man shortlist on the club’s hierarchy to replace Lampard in case of his departure is Thomas Tuchel, Max Allegri, Brendan Rodgers, Ralph Hasenhuttl and Julian Nagelsmann.

The German publication’s go-to reporter added that ‘non-binding’ contact has already been held with the male just recently sacked from Paris Saint-Germain and Allegri – who has been on a break from football.

Just days earlier, we shared the thoughts of Blues legend Alan Hudson on the rumours of a replacement already being lined up for Lampard, the severe side of business seems continuing.

Whilst Lampard’s job security was indirectly helped by Mauricio Pochettino replacing Tuchel at PSG, the fact that a world-class tactician like Allegri is freely offered is an enormous risk to his position.

If Lampard, a legend for the Blues, truly is close to being sacked if the side’s dire run continues, it remains to be seen whether Tuchel would be considered for a task so right after his sacking in Paris.